Elegant, Versatile Pound Cake

M-J's Pound Cake Recipe
Elegant Pound Cake, a Simple and Versatile Dessert Component

M-J’s Pound Cake Recipe

2 Sticks of Regular Salted Butter

2 Cups of Sugar

3 Cups of White or Unbleached White Flour

1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

6 Eggs

1/2 Cup of Cream or Milk

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar.  Blend in half of the eggs. Gradually add flour and other dry ingredients; add the other three eggs, beating, followed by milk or cream. Beat for three minutes. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1.5 hours until a thin knife inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.

©M-J de Mesterton 2014

Baked Alaska from a Pound Cake

Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton, the Elegant Cook

A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned. This “Alaska” cake  is ready to be baked.

©M-J de Mesterton

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